Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams told Yankees announcers Michael Kay and Cameron Maybin that his official residence, Gracie Mansion, is haunted Tuesday.
The announcers invited Adams to the booth after he tossed out the first pitch at Tuesday’s game, and the conversation turned to the haunting of Gracie Mansion, the New York Post reported.
“I don’t care what anyone says, there are ghosts in there, man,” Adams said, adding that he sees things moving around and hears footsteps, the outlet continued.
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“Listen, they’re creeping around,” he reiterated, according to the NY Post.
Gracie Mansion was built in 1799 by Archibald Gracie, a merchant, according to New York City’s Historic House Trust. The 223-years-old property is one of the oldest wooden structures on Manhattan.
Historians, ghost hunters and former employees interviewed by the NY Post said they are not familiar with any stories of spirits, the undead or hauntings at the property. (RELATED: Strange Circles Seen In Space, Baffles Scientists)
Former first lady Chirlane McCray said that she’d witnessed unusual activities such as “doors open and close by themselves, and the floor boards creak as though someone is walking through the rooms,” during an interview with Metro in 2017.
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Only one person is known to have died at the property. Elizabeth Wolcott Gracie, the daughter-in-law of Archibald Gracie, died of apoplexy in 1819, the NY Post continued. Historians noted that having only one death in a property is actually fairly low by New York City standards.